agentul

agentul

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M1963: So I guess those bigoted guys at Getty haven't been reading about the wonders of the iPhone yet.
Their loss. Try playing Pokémon GO with a 1D X.

the DOF is so shallow you can't catch a single one.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: I want to see the settings they use on these cameras.

Auto for half, P for the rest.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: wouldn't all those Rio thieves like to know where that office is.

it's kind of a ISO 256000 area...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:48 UTC

sometimes at night i put on a vest, roll around in camera equipment and pretend I'm Getty Images.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
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PHtorino: It seems everybody is too busy complaining about the price. Did anyone notice how gorgeous that lens looks?? Kudos to Leica for giving me yet another incentive to work harder and get rich enough to own this beauty!

but it is really that special relative to the other Leica M lenses? sure, it looks nice, but there are others that are similar, so i can't get that excited about it anymore. hence the price comments.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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Cameracist: Well you don't have to buy it. And if you do, you get what you pay for.

@M1963: i thought that you spoke romanian for a moment, but then saw your reply in ... what is that, Portuguese? and i have doubts. and saying that one's assumed limited proficiency in the English language is a remnant of a communist system that has been abolished for 26 years is really poor form. just like your reference to the Reliant Robin, a car that is also probably a collector's item by now. you should try fresher memes, the ones you're using are stale by every standard.

i'm more disappointed that you didn't get the banlieue joke, though.

edit: that communist system, with its limitations, still managed to teach people two foreign languages by the 12th grade. that's impressive even by western standards.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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cosinaphile: 8000 for a moderate speed nifty fifty ...... elitist nonsense out of touch with the real world ... servants of the dark forces that divide and deny billions the right to a decent existance...... isnt fascism just capitalism on steroids ?

is this the plot of the new Star Wars?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
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nathanleebush: Leica is singlehandedly stoking class unrest.

i think they're the ones that angered Lenin in Germany, then sent him off to Russia to start the October revolution.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
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Matthias R: Reminds me of an episode of Top Gear where they pitted a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (or something similar?) against a Lamborghini on a racetrack. The Mitsubishi cost a fraction of the price and you can take your family on vacation with it, yet the guy in the Lamborghini didn't manage to shake it away. If I had enough money to have the choice, I'd still go for the Mitsubishi. Of course I do understand it doesn't have the same kind of appeal... same here. I'm pretty sure Leica's optics and cameras are damn good, but that can't be your only reason for buying them.

is that like people buying already torn jeans and such?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
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Cameracist: Well you don't have to buy it. And if you do, you get what you pay for.

Peugeot is french for "banlieue barbecue fuel".

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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chriscotec: I always have a little smile to myself when I see a new Leica announcement. Nearly all of them are for an old product in a new finish. I sometimes wonder if there are people out there who have the spare money to collect the whole set. Is this a thing?

Leicamon - gotta catch them all!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
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adegroot: I hate Leica.
Crazy snobbish and greedy company.
What an arrogance!

Bombardier also makes subway trains, maybe settle for one of those and end the hate. end the hate, man.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:29 UTC
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Marty4650: I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

i think Marty was referring to his electrician named Bill.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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Spunjji: Looking forward to seeing someone attempt to justify this with tropes like "well you don't HAVE to buy it" and "you get what you pay for".

Yawn-worthy lens, hilarious price. Glad to see Leica continuing to provide a glorious satire of the entire photographic industry.

how can it be more complex than an autofocus lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
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Cameracist: Well you don't have to buy it. And if you do, you get what you pay for.

a brand new Dacia Sandero?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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The Davinator: The typical respons from those that could never afford it, and feel the need to bash it to make themselves feel better. Pretty much describes the internet.

@spunjji - cue clip of the Joker burning the pile of money

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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adegroot: I hate Leica.
Crazy snobbish and greedy company.
What an arrogance!

i like Leica just as I like Lamborghini.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:58 UTC

any Leica lens below $8000 is garbage and not worth a second look. they've cut costs and cut corners.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 29th comment
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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agentul: that's nice.

random thought: the old Star Trek movies had better atmosphere than the new ones, despite all of their high definition and improved special effects. maybe chasing higher resolutions sometimes diminishes the end product.

that being said, new Khan is a lot better than the old Khan and McCoy is just as good, or maybe a little better (which is something, considering that the original character was great). but that has nothing to do with the resolution :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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agentul: that's nice.

random thought: the old Star Trek movies had better atmosphere than the new ones, despite all of their high definition and improved special effects. maybe chasing higher resolutions sometimes diminishes the end product.

resolution comes into play for the general aspect of the movie. if things are too sharp (or have too high of a FPS - see The Hobbit, or every footage in 30 or 60 FPS) they start looking fake, or at least "low-budget-tv-movie". then you have to spend more time making higher quality props and post-processing so that the actors (and especially actresses) don't have every skin imperfection visible.

i remember reading about how for the new BSG series they had "hero props" used for close-ups and general props for the rest of the shots. then comes the question "why not CGI everything", and from there it's easy to screw it up even more than with practical effects.

remember the old movies, up until maybe the '70s, when every closeup of a female character (especially in lead roles) was intentionally blurred? i'm not saying to go back to that, because the transitions were far from subtle, but those people were on to something.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
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